Cloud cost efficiency. Engineering first.

Software Engineer – Founding Team

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Thomas Yopes
Thomas Yopes

About the role

Cloudthread is an analytics platform that helps engineering teams build in the cloud with cost and environmental efficiency. We were behind Lyft's internal cloud cost management system and now we use that deep expertise to help organizations save hours of engineering time, reduce cloud bills, and prevent costly re-architectures.

The cloud's agility and scalability have transformed software, but it comes with a growing financial and environmental cost. We're looking for incredible teammates that want to shape the future of cloud computing by making it more accessible, cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly.


We launched our MVP during Y Combinator's S21 cohort, achieved Product of the Day on Product Hunt, partnered with some of the world's top investors, and are now focused on building and executing relentlessly. You have a chance to set the direction of the product and contribute to Cloudthread's foundation.


🚀 Join a seed-stage, fast-growing startup.

💼 Backed by top investors including Y Combinator, Peak State VC, Soma Cap, and more.

⛅ Ambitious goal to transform how engineering teams get value from the cloud.

🗺️ Join us from anywhere as part of a fully-distributed, world-class team.

Description of the Role

We're looking for a Founding Software Engineer to join our growing Engineering team.

We are looking for a strong and ambitious technical person who is passionate about cloud computing, is not afraid to be creative, loves to take ownership, believes in iterating quickly, and wants to build the culture and technology from the ground up with us.

What you'll do

  • Set the tone for future engineers about how Engineering approaches its technical roadmap and how we operate as a team to tackle that roadmap.

  • Drive the technical direction of Engineering to ensure our platform can scale and deliver value for years to come.

  • Own execution and delivery of projects related to data engineering, backend APIs, data science, frontend, and design.

  • Create mechanisms for engineers to engage with high quality metrics without friction or confusion, driving our Engineering workflow integrations from personal experience and customer interviews.

  • Work directly with our customers and design partners along all parts of the product.

What we look for

  • You’re interested in early stage startup experience and growing a company culture

  • You've built something from scratch before, as a founder or for a big side-project

  • You can handle Python and AWS if needed

  • You have a high quality bar but can embrace MVP mindset when needed

  • You want lead the development effort and are able to form a team

  • You have strong English communication skills – verbal and written

  • You want to have a huge impact on our product and cloud computing domain as a whole

  • You are resourceful, move fast, and have a strong bias to action

Our stack

  • Python & AWS at back

  • Typescript and React at front

  • Athena and Clickhouse + Airflow for data

About the interview

  • Application - Apply here and our team will review your application. We're looking to see how your skills and experience align with our needs.

  • 15 minute initial chat - Our goal is to explore your motivations to join our team, learn why you'd be a great fit, and answer questions about us.

  • 2 hours of interviews - Four separate 30 minute interviews you'll schedule at your convenience. . With each founder (3x) and with a member of the team you're joining (1x).

  • Cloudthread Ride Along (Paid) - For an entire day. You'll join a standup, meet the team, and work on a task related to your role. This gives us and, equally important, you a realistic sense of what it's like working together. We'll pay you $500 for the day.

Why you should join Cloudthread

As strong believers in cloud computing, we have founded Cloudthread to fix key issues the technology is facing on its way to mass adoption: cost-efficiency and environmental impact.

You may have heard recent discussions about the high cost of cloud, or on the growing concerns around cloud carbon footprint. At Cloudthread we focus on tackling these problems while keeping the technology attractive. We believe that bottoms-up, engineering-first approach is the way to unlock the most value there, so we aim to serve all the engineering teams, including Data and ML, with the missing toolset to establish better cost controls, lower carbon footprint through enabling better resource utilization, and increase overall transparency of their cloud solutions.

A team of three co-founders - Daniele, Ilia and Thomas - passionate about cloud and FinOps, we have made huge progress as part of Y Combinator's S21 cohort. Our first MVP - technical cloud unit cost monitoring solution - achieved Product of the Day on Product Hunt and is being actively piloted at several companies. We are proudly backed by some of the world's top investors and believe in strong culture with customer-value driven product growth, where we focus on building something awesome that all engineering teams need while having lot's of fun doing so.

Team Size:6
Location:San Francisco
Daniele Packard
Daniele Packard
Ilia Semenov
Ilia Semenov
Thomas Yopes
Thomas Yopes